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Pembroke improvement projects go forward
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Two projects that could change the face of downtown Pembroke moved forward after votes at Monday’s City Council meeting.

Council members tabbed Hinesville-based PC Simonton as design consultant on its streetscape project, which will be funded primarily by the Georgia Department of Transportation and includes sidewalk improvements, streetlights, handicap accessibility, crosswalks and trees, according to City Administrator Alex Floyd.

The Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax and Special Local Option Sales Tax will fund the city’s portion, 20 percent of the total “It’s an 80-20 matching grant through a Georgia DOT program,” Floyd said. “It has a minimum $1 million investment and our design and preliminary investment counts towards our match.”

It’s unclear when work will begin. “We’re having a conference call with GDOT and set a more concrete time frame,” Floyd said.

Similarly, city leaders recently opted to build a new $2 million city hall rather than a new $6 million public safety building.

Council members Monday picked Lott-Barber from Savannah as the design consultant on the project.

The SPLOST-funded new city hall will be on a two acre site at the intersection of Highway 67 and Strickland Street.

The current city hall will be converted into the city’s police quarters.

The city’s Camellia Row housing project is also moving ahead, Floyd said.

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